IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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The general plumage is green. The breast, abdomen and under tail-coverts are yellowish-green. The forehead is a rich golden yellow. They have a red throat patch to throat. The edge of the wing, lower back and upper tail-coverts are red. The sides to the lower back are yellow. The underside of the flight feathers is greenish-blue. The upperside of the tail is green with greenish-yellow tips. The underside of the tail is greenish-blue. They have a black bill, pale yellowish-white irises and brownish feet. They distinguish themselves from the nominate species (the Orange-fronted Hanging Parrot) by virtue of being slightly larger and the golden yellow is limited to the forehead - while the golden-yellow in the nominate species also extends to the forecrown. The female looks like the male, but her forehead and forecrown are bluish-green with a red base to the feathers. Her cheeks are have a strong blue hue. The throat patch in most females only consists of a few red flecks. Her irises are brown. Young birds look like hens, but without a throat patch. The bill is horn-colored. The Hartert's Orange-fronted Hanging Parrot averages 4.25 inches (about 11 cm) in length. The general plumage is green. The breast, abdomen and under tail-coverts are yellowish-green. The forehead is a rich golden yellow. They have a red throat patch to throat. The edge of the wing, lower back and upper tail-coverts are red. The sides to the lower back are yellow. The underside of the flight feathers is greenish-blue. The upperside of the tail is green with greenish-yellow tips. The underside of the tail is greenish-blue. They have a black bill, pale yellowish-white irises and brownish feet. HABITAT: Moist lowland forests.

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